Definition of buzzard noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbʌzəd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌzərd//
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  1. 1(British English) a large European bird of prey (= a bird that kills other creatures for food) of the hawk family See related entries: Birds
  2. 2(North American English) a large American bird like a vulture that eats the flesh of animals that are already dead See related entries: Birds
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French busard, based on Latin buteo ‘falcon’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: buzzard